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User Review  - scott.bradley - LibraryThing

This is my first read from Pinker, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A very accessible and insightful book that will profoundly affect the way you think about language. Read full review

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User Review  - nmarun - LibraryThing

This is the first of Steven Pinker's book that I've read and I must say I like the way he writes. There were many instances in the book where he wrote about complex stuff in simple and effective ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shimmin - LibraryThing

Dry. The linguistics-heavier sections are similar to what I've read before, and didn't seem especially well-done. Pinker seems unable to decide how pop to be - getting quite technical in some places ... Read full review

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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

Pinker's books are always easy to read and absorbing. I believe that this was his very first book for a popular audience and he certainly got off to a good start. However, he contradicts himself in ... Read full review

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User Review  - TJWilson - LibraryThing

This is the book that blew my mind in college. Never thought of language in this way ever. Perhaps it's the luck of having read this first in my dive into linguistics, but this is one of those books I ... Read full review

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User Review  - ElOsoBlanco - LibraryThing

I read this for my first and second language acquisition class, and while I didn't love it, I definitely didn't hate it either. I liked Pinker's use of examples when trying to describe complex ... Read full review

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User Review  - Clueless - LibraryThing

If your not sure about this book. Just pick it up in the bookstore and turn to page 355. If find the chart there terribly amusing then go ahead and buy it. If not you might want to move on. Pinker has ... Read full review

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User Review  - RajivC - LibraryThing

This is indeed quite an amazing book. The writing style is simple, and Stevenmanages to handle this considerably complex subject with a great deal of dexterity. Each chapter is complete in itself, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - dmsteyn - LibraryThing

A highly readable account on how language is an inherent characteristic of the human species, which I found a bit unpleasant to read at times. Pinker is such a good writer that I feel a little ... Read full review

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User Review  - StanleyPhang - LibraryThing

Very interesting book. Read full review


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